Public Administration

Secondary education streams:
Public Administration or Public Policy and Administration (an academic discipline) is the implementation of public policy, administration of government establishment (public governance), and management of non-profit establishment (nonprofit governance). It is also a subfield of political science taught in public policy schools that studies this implementation and prepares people, especially civil servants, in administrative positions for working in the public sector, voluntary sector, some industries in the private sector dealing with government relations, regulatory affairs, legislative assistance, corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental, social, governance (ESG), public procurement (PP), public-private partnerships (P3), and business-to-government marketing/sales (B2G), as well as those working at think tanks, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, trade associations, or in other positions that uses similar skills found in public administration.Some of the various definitions that have been offered for the term are "the management of public programs"; the "translation of politics into the reality that citizens see every day"; and "the study of government decision making, the analysis of the policies themselves, the various inputs that have produced them, and the inputs necessary to produce alternative policies." The word public administration is the combination of two words—public and administration. In nearly every sphere of social, economic, and political life there is administration. This suggests that the proper functioning of an organization or institution relies upon effective management. This concept forms a basis for the idea of studying and applying public administration. In the United States in the 1880s, civil/public servants and academics like Woodrow Wilson worked to reform the civil service system and bring public administration into the realm of science[6]. However, "until the mid-twentieth century, when German sociologist Max Weber's theory of bureaucracy prevailed," he said, "there was no great interest in the theory of public administration. The field is multidisciplinary in character, and one of the various proposals for sub-fields of public administration sets out six pillars, including human resources, organizational theory, policy analysis, statistics, budgeting, and ethics.Public administration is a segment of the larger field of administration. It is simply regarded as bureaucracy, heedless of the fact that bureaucracy as a particular organizational form is not only found in the government but also in private and third-sector organizations.(Dhameja, 2003, p.2). Public Administration is a discipline which is concerned with the organization and the formulation and implementation of public policies for the welfare of the people. It functions in a political setting in order to accomplish the goals and objectives, which are formulated by the political decision-makers. The focus of public administration, thus, is on public bureaucracy. The subject got its major boost after the Minnowbrook conference held at Syracuse university in the year 1968, presided over by Dwight Waldo. It was at this time that the concept of New Public Administration emerged. Public administration, as a course of government action concerning public policy, holds significance in our society. It refers to the government's actions or inactions regarding specific issues, linked to formally approved policy goals, means, and the regulations and practices of implementing agencies. The relationship between government intentions (public administration) and actual outcomes is shaped by public policy. Consequently, the overarching aim of public policies is to attain specific government objectives, with a primary focus on the welfare of the nation's citizens. The public's opinions exert considerable influence on the direction of government policies and their implementation. ..More on Wikipedia
Universities with the lowest accepted score to the program
University of Jordan 94.7
Yarmouk University 87.7
Mutah University 80.5
Jerash University 60.0

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